Kentucky Small Estate Affidavit

If a Kentucky resident passes away, according to the state’s statute §395.455, successors of the decedent may file a small estate affidavit to claim the decedent’s real estate property. The land or home must be valued at less than $20,000, and the successors must file within the county where the decedent resided. The small estate affidavit may also be filed for a person who died outside of Kentucky if they owned real estate in Kentucky, and may be filed within 2 years of the owner’s passing.

How to Write

Step 1 – Download in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word (.doc).

Step 2 – Enter the following into the form:

  • Header – Enter Superior Court (See List)
  • Name of Decedent
  • Date of Birth
  • Case Number
  • Check the three (3) boxes depending on your situation
  • Date and Sign
  • Verification – On the last page you will be required to verify that everything you have stated is true and accurate

Step 3 – Obtain a notarized copy of the death certificate, and file the form with the proper clerk or courthouse.